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Arable Farmer
A go find me page or site maybe🤔🤣

I'm not that fussed tbh the google search occasionally brings potential customers via the phone even from TFF posts years old so the time taken on here tends to balance its self out in the end I think.
The forum needs a “buy me a coffee” button so we could donate a couple of quid for useful advice!! 🤔


You have built up a brilliant reputation, well done. Wish when I was a parts man I had you as a contact.

It s great the personal satisfaction when you can find the impossible part, or save the customer a considerable sum. (Just be sure and keep a margin, that keeps you in business)

The bit that peed me off at times was the lad that came in at closing up time having been to all the other dealers near, expecting miracles. Then when easy parts needed never gave us a chance of it.

Most I have to say were brilliant customers and valued our efforts.
Just one or two who only came for the difficult cases, and then when account was due to be paid tried to get a big discount.

Almost 21years self employed now so must be doing something half right at least.


To be honest i dont really WORK on anything much any more :ROFLMAO: , I do hardly any spanner repairs these days, mostly just the odd special local customer, i havnt invoiced a single hours labour in nearly 3 months i think?:unsure:

Just suppling the parts and advice on fitting them if needed to end users or other mechanics and occasionally main dealer if its something i can get better priced or something i can get but there supplier cant.

I could supply loads of Merlo parts from my supplier BUT the problem i have with merlo parts is identifying the part number required, if the customer has the part number then its often worth asking me. recently did an Adblue level sensor and an ECU, a PCB board and a new hydraulic ram for various merlo customers.

And yes i still hate Merlos with a passion:ROFLMAO:

Incase anyone hadnt noticed i do actually have a webshop on my new website, its still basic and it doesnt rank on google as well as my old website which didnt have a shop, BUT its a work in progress
Andrew it’s ok there are some of us that quiet like the Merlo’s 😉.
I stock a lot of parts for them and have access to parts books so find it easy. Strangely I avoid manitou and jcb with the same vigour you avoid merlo 🤣

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